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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is Jason employed?
(a) A gas station
(b) A construction site
(c) The town bank
(d) A local store

2. Where is Luster driving Benjy to?
(a) The hospital
(b) The asylum
(c) Mexico
(d) The cemetary

3. What is the name of the family's mother?
(a) Helena
(b) Caroline
(c) Georgie
(d) Lynn

4. Why does Mrs. Compson not want TP to drive the carriage?
(a) He hates her.
(b) He is reckless.
(c) He has no arms.
(d) He is too young.

5. Why does the store owner employ Jason?
(a) He loves his niece.
(b) He feels sorry for his mother.
(c) He brings in extra business.
(d) He is good company.

6. Which one of the Compson children is the only one who does not have a narrative?
(a) Quentin
(b) Benjy
(c) Jason
(d) Caddy

7. What does Quentin's father sell to send him to Harvard?
(a) The family house
(b) The family business
(c) His car
(d) Land

8. Who does Luster give the golf ball to?
(a) Dilsey
(b) Quentin
(c) Benjy
(d) The golfer

9. What does Luster say to torment Benjy?
(a) Kissy kissy
(b) Caddy
(c) Simple Simon
(d) Idiot

10. What does Benji have no understanding of?
(a) Love
(b) His mother
(c) Time
(d) Golf

11. How many children do Jason and Caroline Compson have?
(a) Four
(b) Three
(c) Ten
(d) Five

12. What does the wealthy banker promise to do for Jason?
(a) Build him a house
(b) Secure him a car
(c) Find him a wife
(d) Find him a job at the bank

13. How does Caroline see her youngest son's affliction?
(a) As part of life
(b) As a curse on the family
(c) As God's will
(d) As a blessing

14. Why is Quentin angry at Luster?
(a) For shouting at her
(b) For letting Benjy see her
(c) For telling Jason she planned to runaway
(d) For making advances towards her

15. What can Benjy smell when he goes out into the cold?
(a) Caddy
(b) Love
(c) The cold
(d) The horses

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Benjamin when his mother changes his name?

2. What does Benji spend most of his time watching?

3. Where does Quentin say Benjy should be sent?

4. What causes Benjy to moan?

5. Who does Roskus carry back to the house on his back?

(see the answer keys)

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